The Apple health app and the future accessibility of your health records on your phone according to the NY Times.

See the source imageThe Apple health app and the future accessibility of your health records on your phone according to the NY Times.

I love my Apple IPhone.  Many users of their phones love them as well and once you have entered their ecosystem of integrated apps, music, etc, most of us never leave.

If you have used Apples health app to find out how many steps and calories you have used up during the day, as many of us have done, you may soon find that you can access your health information as well.

A dozen large medical institutions across the country including John’s Hopkins have agreed to offer their data to a beta service that can offer your cholesterol and other vital health records on your phone.

Apple is not the only company who is working on this, however, according to the NY Times, they have been hiring people to work on their future as a medical portal that you can access on your phone for convenient access to your protected health information (PHI).

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Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone

In the latest indication of Apple’s growing ambitions in the digital health market, the tech giant on Wednesday unveiled a new feature that would allow users to automatically download and see parts of their medical records on their iPhones.

The feature is to become part of Apple’s popular Health app. It will enable users to transfer clinical data — like cholesterol levels and lists of medications prescribed by their doctors — directly from their medical providers to their iPhones, potentially streamlining how Americans gain access to some health information.

A dozen medical institutions across the United States — including Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles — have agreed to participate in the beta version of the new feature. Apple plans to open the beta test to consumers on Thursday.

Apple said it will not see consumers’ medical data, which is encrypted and stored locally on the iPhone, unless the user chooses to share it with the company.

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